Time to look beyond organised crime to stop match-fixing

CEI researcher, Marcelo Moriconi, was interviewed by ‘Play the Game’, an initiative run by the Danish Institute for Sports Studies, to comment on how, during the pandemic, there was a record for alerts over suspicious matches, particularly in European football.

Moriconi argues that there’s a need to change how the match-fixing is framed in the world of sports. Read the complete interview.

Match-fixing is the core area of the project ‘T-PREG’ that Marcelo Moriconi is coordinating. The project’s key objective is to introduce the use of protected reporting systems in the anti match-fixing policies and actions of sport bodies and institutions, not only for reporting itself, but also as vehicle for changing approaches to prevention, governance and information sharing. Nonetheless, it is crucial to strengthen and empower the protected reporting as it will implicitly going to support and strengthen the reporting mechanism itself. T-PREG is finishing by the end of this year and all the outputs can be accessed trough its website.

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Marcelo Moriconi

Research Associate at CEI-IUL. Ph.D in Political Sciences (Universidade de Salamanca). Degree in Social Communication (Universidad Nacional de La Plata). Research interests: Corruption, Portuguese politics, Violence, Citizen Security, Public Administration, Political Theory, Latin American Affairs.

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